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Discharge granted for street assault

July 26, 2017 | By More
Discharge granted for street assault

A Christchurch car dealer has avoided a conviction for a street assault, by citing 15-years conviction-free and a string of good works that he would have to give up.

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Synthetic cannabis led decline into jail

July 24, 2017 | By More
Synthetic cannabis led decline into jail

Synthetic cannabis sent a man into a slide that has led to his jailing for indecently assaulting and grooming a 13-year-old girl and registration as a child sex offender.

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Grandmother admits $250,000 welfare fraud

July 23, 2017 | By More
Grandmother admits $250,000 welfare fraud

It was “unbelievable” that benefit payments were continuing for a Christchurch grandmother who admitted rorting the welfare system out of nearly a quarter of a million dollars, said a judge as he remanded her for sentence.

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Brothers competing to pay for damage

July 21, 2017 | By More
Brothers competing to pay for damage

Brothers Jimmy and Rupert Max Ellis-Jones have not quite reached agreement about how to pay for all the damage they did on a drunken spree through Phillipstown and Woolston.

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Boy run over by water tanker

July 20, 2017 | By More
Boy run over by water tanker

Fernside horse trainer Philip Benjamin Burrows has admitted a Worksafe New Zealand prosecution after a 10-year-old boy apparently fell under the wheels of a water truck at a training track.

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Shaken baby suffered brain bleed

July 19, 2017 | By More
Shaken baby suffered brain bleed

Name suppression has been granted to a father who admits hitting and shaking his infant son, causing a brain bleed.

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Bogus gynaecologist jailed for ‘examination’

July 19, 2017 | By More
Bogus gynaecologist jailed for ‘examination’

A homeless man who told a 19-year-old woman he was a specialist gynaecologist has been jailed for four years one month for the “examination” that took place next.

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Gang trial accused was ‘shocked by violence’

July 18, 2017 | By More
Gang trial accused was ‘shocked by violence’

A man who went with Bandidos gang associates to the scene of a multiple stabbing had been “shocked and surprised” when the bloody violence erupted, the defence said at the trial of two Christchurch men.

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Jail for receiving stolen war medals

July 17, 2017 | By More
Jail for receiving stolen war medals

A man who said he “did not know the significance” of the stolen war medals he received and tried to sell has been sentenced to 12 months’ prison.

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Burglar admits setting club on fire

July 14, 2017 | By More
Burglar admits setting club on fire

A burglar has admitted setting fire to the St Albans-Shirley Club – causing $96,000 damage – apparently in an effort to cover his tracks.

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